Volunteer efforts make the BCCLA’s work possible, and here are 5 ways you can get involved in protecting and promoting civil liberties in Canada. We ask that all potential volunteers become members of the BCCLA, and you can sign up as a member here.
Options one through four are longer term commitments with regular schedules.
1. Communications and Development Volunteers- Closed
Communications & Development Volunteers support a variety of initiatives including events and community outreach. Proven experience in event coordination, fundraising and sponsorship seeking, implementing community outreach strategies, and building relationships with individual and institutional supporters are strong assets for this position.
2. Casework Volunteer- Closed
The BCCLA is looking for a casework volunteer to begin in September 2013.
This volunteer would work closely with BCCLA Caseworker Alyssa Stryker, in corresponding with members of the public on civil liberties violations. This application is open until May 5, 2013
3 . Legal Internships *Applications now open*
We offer internships for law students. Interns work in all of our program areas and engage in public policy advocacy by assisting us in litigation, public education, research and media. This year, we will be hosting two to three student fellows to work full-time (40 hours a week) on cutting-edge legal issues, including advocating for greater police accountability, protecting privacy rights, and national security issues..
Internship – Summer
Applications for Summer 2014 are now open. Deadline is December 15, 2013.
Internship – Fall and Winter
The BCCLA has an opportunity for students interested in gaining experience through an internship in the fall and winter of 2013/2014. Contact BCCLA Counsel Raji Mangat at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Articled Students - We do not have positions for articled students at this time.
4. Pro bono Legal Services
Across Canada, lawyers provide pro bono services, representing the Association in various courts. Without these services, a great deal of what has been accomplished by the BCCLA would never have happened. If you are interested in providing pro bono services, please fill out this form.
5. Outreach Volunteer
Outreach volunteers represent the BCCLA at events around town, helping to spread the word about our work. After a quick two hour introduction to the organization, you’re ready to help us increase our reach! Join our roster of outreach volunteers and you will be invited to sign up for upcoming event opportunities throughout the year.
Outreach Volunteer training happens three times per year. Sign up here to be notified about our next Outreach Volunteer training session.